Prior to becoming vice president of strategic communications and external affairs, Nada Anid was the first female dean of NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (SoECS), where she oversaw 80 engineering and computing sciences faculty members and nearly 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students at NYIT campuses located in Manhattan and Old Westbury, N.Y., Canada, China, and the Middle East.

Anid embraces NYIT's forward-thinking and applications-oriented mission and is working on several strategic partnerships between academia and the public and private sector, including the creation of NYIT's Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and its three labs focusing on IT & cybersecurity, bio-engineering and health, and energy and green technologies.

Anid is committed to educating a new generation of engineers ready to address societal challenges identified in the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for Engineering. Long an advocate for women pursuing education and career opportunities in STEM fields, Anid is an active proponent of K–12 education that encourages girls to experience the thrill of discovery and design. Her efforts to create a global community to support women in technology include her recent publication "The Internet of Women." She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the LISTnet Diamond Award, which recognizes her significant contributions toward the advancement of women in technology on Long Island, as well as for her professional achievements in the technology field.

Anid is an active member of the Long Island Regional Council's Education and Workforce Committee, the NY State STEM Education Collaborative, and the Intrepid Museum's STEM Advisory Committee. A Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, she also holds leadership positions in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the U.S. Deans Engineering Council and its Public Policy Committee, among others. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy and an expert reviewer for the federal government and several engineering journals.

Anid earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH-Stockholm). She is among the first engineers to study the role of vitamin B12 and other organometallic coenzymes in the dechlorination of important toxic molecules such as carbon tetrachloride and polychlorinated biphenyls.

Recent Projects/Research

  • FEW Workshop: Food, Energy, and Water Nexus in Sustainable Cities, CBET-Environmental Sustainability Program, National Science Foundation.
  • Training and Research Programs at NYIT's Cybersecurity Research Center and StartUp NY Facility (New York and Abu Dhabi Campuses.) Northrop Grumman Corporation.
  • UTRC Education and Technology Transfer: NYIT Proposal for a Transportation Innovation Series, Region II University Transportation Research Center, Region II.
  • Collaborative Research: A Novel, Multidisciplinary, Multi-campus Undergraduate Minor in Energy Science, Technology and Policy project. National Science Foundation.
  • US-China Eco Partnership collaboration: "EcoPartnership on Groundwater Monitoring, Protection, and Training." with Peking University. U.S. Dept. of State Secretariat.
  • "Pathway to Cleaner Production in the Americas" through Integration of Business, Engineering and Environmental Education. Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S. Higher Education for Development.
  • Clean Water Matters: Challenges and Research Perspectives Workshop. Environmental Sustainability. National Science Foundation.


  • Anid N., Panero M., Zheng C., Liu J. EcoPartnership on water quality management and conservation in the U.S. and China. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2015; 7, 041516. DOI: 10.1063/1.4929535.
  • Anid, N. "STEM Deans Roundtable," Insight to Diversity, October 2015.
  • Anid N. "Energy and sustainability inspire next generation." The Corridor Journal of Strategic Alliances, Special Issue on Sustainable Energy and the Environment 2015.
  • Anid N. Letter to the Editor. Women Who Choose Engineering. New York Times May 6, 2015.
  • Anid N., Panero M. "Synthesis Report. Clean water matters: Challenges and research perspectives workshop." Prepared for the National Science Foundation in fulfillment of Award #1438644 – Clean Water Maters Workshop in Beijing, China, Apr. 18, 2015.
  • Ashton W., Hurtado Martin M.; Anid N., Khalili N., Panero M., McPherson S. "Pathways to cleaner production in the Americas: Bridging industry-academia gaps in the transition to sustainability." Journal of Cleaner Production 2015; Elsevier Publishing, manuscript #S-15-04263.
  • Ashton W., Khalili N. et al (including Anid N.) "Educational initiatives towards a sustainable transition." Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production, Brazil, May 20-22, 2015.
  • Billis S., Anid N. "To Flip or not to Flip." EDULEARN 15. Proceedings, 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1 / ISSN: 2340-1117; Publisher: IATED.
  • McPherson S., Anid N. "Experiential learning: Lessons learned from higher education programs for cleaner production in Latin America." Paper #31. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production, Brazil, May 20-22, 2015.
  • McPherson S., Anid N., Ashton W., Hurtado-Martn M., Khalili N., Panero M. "Pathways to cleaner production in the Americas II: Applying a competency model to develop and evaluate student skills in the transition to sustainability." Journal of Cleaner Production 2015, Elsevier Publishing. October, 2015; manuscript #: D-15-03793.

Honors & Awards

  • 2015: INSIGHT Into Diversity's "100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award."
  • 2015: Make a Difference Award. Conferred by the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Saint George Hospital. Fifth Annual Gala of the FSGH, Andrew Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2015.
  • 2015: Power Women in Business. Recognized at the Star Network Gala and Awarded the Queens Courier 2015 Long Island Power Women in Business Award for her special service and contributions to the New York and Long Island communities. Great Neck, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2015.
  • 2013: Long Island Business News' Hall of Fame
  • 2011-2013: Long Island Business News' Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business
  • 2010: Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) Diamond Award
  • 2010: Science Museum of Long Island's Advocate for Science and Technology Award

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